Essay Competition

by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 23, 2009 10:02 AM
In partnership with Free Software User Group - Bangalore, the Centre for Internet and Society is organising a essay competition for school and college students from Bangalore. The last date for submitting entries is 8th November 2008. Three prizes of Rs. 3,000/- each are available for college students, and three 3 prizes of Rs. 1,000/- each are available for school students.

Poster and Cover Letter

Download an electronic copy of the poster and covering letter that has been sent to around 350 school and colleges in Bangalore city. 

Process of Judging

Volunteers from the Free Software User Group will together constitute a committee that will anonymously and individual score all entries. The score will be consolidated across judges to determine the final winners. 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Copyright: The copyright of the essay will remain with the participant.
  2. License: All submissions will automatically be considered licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 India License.
  3. The collective decision of the judges will be considered final.


  1. Participants must be bona fide students of a school or college in Bangalore.
  2. The word limit for essays is 1200 words. 
  3. Essays can be submitted either in English or in Kannada.
  4. Electronic submission should be in an Open Format [Text - .txt, Rich Text Format - .rtf, Open Document Format - .odt, Portable Document Format - .pdf]


  1. Free Software Users Group, Bangalore, for acting as co-organiser for the competition.
  2. Renuka Prasad, Professor, R.V.College of Engineering for the concept, providing leadership and organising the databases of schools and colleges.
  3. Anivar Aravind for providing advice and support.
  4. Hiran Venugopalan, Engineering Student, for designing the poster.
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